This Week in 6th/7th/8th

Zoomshrooms started the week with Stock Market Game time. We then moved on to complete a performance task about purchasing supplies for a lemonade stand. This allowed each pair to practice everything they learned in their ratio unit. Wednesday we finished the last lesson in our unit, measurement conversions. Thursday they played Find Someone Who to practice measurement conversions. Each student had to find someone who could complete a problem on their worksheet. Shockwave students spent Monday working on the Stock Market Game. One Shockwave group is currently in first place in the region! Tuesday they started their Geometry unit …

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Private middle school kids sit in model of war trench as part of project based learning.

This Week in 4th/5th

It was a short week due to Monday’s MLK, Jr. holiday. We jumped right back in where we left off last week: circulatory system activities, long division, and spelling. Many of these tasks were new/challenging and we are really proud of the resilience Gammas displayed throughout the week and across all content areas. The Gammas are spearheading an effort to support our campus-wide community project: a drive to support our weekly food pantry with personal hygiene items and pet food. You will receive more details about this drive next week, but the Gammas have put great creative energy to use …

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Students at micro school in multiple photos doing math and ELA.

This Week in 2nd/3rd

Welcome back, Beta fam! We hope that you all had joyful and relaxing winter breaks. Y’all are in for an exciting quarter as we embark on our journey west. Adventure awaits!  What time is it?! MATH time! Ms.Kelly’s math group kicked off their week with a quick review of time to the nearest hour and half hour before leaping into time to the nearest minute. The kiddos warmed their brains up with a partner activity that required taking turns spinning a time and drawing the hands on the clock, partners needed to check their work before taking the next turn. …

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Kids at private school work at table together.

This Week in K/1st

We always start a new quarter off with our traditional round of Barnyard Babble, where Alphas discover who is on their new table team! This quarter we’re extending our study to the entire state of Texas, so we began by orienting ourselves by making a compass rose and learning about cardinal directions. Once we were familiar and resolved to Never Eat Soggy Waffles, we introduced the directions to our beloved peeps. They’ll be joining us on this tour of Texas! We started with Austin, and our hometown backyard – the Blackland Prairie. Next we traveled north and west, into the …

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Handmade owl project on display in basket at micro school.

This Week in 6th/7th/8th

Math This week during math, Zoomshrooms worked on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals. They also had a lesson on what exactly a stock is and how to read a stock quote. One Zoomshroom team is in second place in the stock market game in their region! Shockwave worked on simplifying expressions, solving one-step equations, and solving two-step equations. Most Shockwave students have the number sense to look at an equation and know the answer. We worked really hard on solving these equations using inverse operations and writing each step down. Next year, Shockwave students will be solving multi-step equations …

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Students working on project together